KFJC 89.7FM

Engineering

No electrons are harmed at KFJC!
Studios and Transmitter

KFJC is much more than the DJs on the air and the bands that play during our regular live mic events. We have three modern studios which are used for broadcasting, production and training. We have the fortunate position of a well-located transmitter which gives us good coverage thoughout the southern Bay Area. We also have excellent remote broadcast capability, using state-of-the-art equipment that allows us to participate in remote events in the area or anywhere in the world with a good enough Internet connection.

The success of our recent fundraisers will soon allow us to significantly upgrade our 'Master' and 'Upper' studios with modern, digital boards and other new equipment. Each studio has a full complement of CD players, record turntables, solid-state (SD/USB) players (used for pre-recorded 'spots'), a VCR player, a DVD/CD player, cassette tape decks, a DAT (Digital Audio Tape) deck, Macintosh computers and other equipment.

We are also on the Emergency Alert System (EAS) chain and receive alerts as they occur from KCBS or KGO which are the two 'primary' alert senders in the Bay Area.

KFJC broadcasts 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. The station is located at 89.7 MHz in the FM band, channel 209. Our transmitter is located on Black Mountain, in the Montebello Open Space Preserve, south of Los Altos. We use a QEI 675 500 watt transmitter and Micro Controls PTS-10C studio-transmitter link.

Station Status Licensed Class B1 Non-Commercial FM Station
Effective Radiated Power 108 Watts
Transmitter Location 37° 19' 14" N., 122° 8' 29" W.
Antenna Pattern Non-Directional
Height above Avg. Terrain 562 meters (1845 feet)
Height above Ground Level 15 meters (49 feet)
Height above Sea Level 820 meters (2692 feet)

Live Performance Recording in The Pit and Remote Locations

KFJC broadcasts and records a large number of live performances throughout each year, mainly in the world-famous "Pit" (our in-house studio) but also from other venues in the bay area and the rest of the world. We have a full digital mobile audio and video recording setup that we use to capture and broadcast these unique sights and sounds.